Littleton Family History

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Littleton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, mostly in southwestern England, named in Old English as ‘small settlement’, from l¯tel ‘small’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nettleton, Litton, Littlewood, Singleton, Middleton, Castleton

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Littleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Littleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Littleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Littleton Family Origin

Where is the Littleton family from?

Littleton Family Occupations

What did your Littleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Littleton. A less common occupation for the Littleton family was Keeping House. The most common Littleton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Littleton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Littleton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Littleton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Littleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littleton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Littleton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Littleton. For the veterans among your Littleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Littleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Littleton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Littleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Littleton in 1942 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Littleton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Littleton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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